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Driver safe following truck crash on I-5 near Creswell

The crash happened just after midnight Saturday morning.

Posted: Oct 16, 2021 11:50 AM
Updated: Oct 16, 2021 9:38 PM

CRESWELL, Ore. -- A crash involving a truck and trailer blocked all northbound traffic along Interstate 5 near milepost 182, according to Oregon State Police.

Police said they responded to the crash just after midnight Saturday morning.

The driver of the truck, Keldeep Singh, 55, reportedly told police he was driving northbound at about 63 mph when a deer ran in front of him. Singh said he swerved to avoid the deer, which caused the passenger side tires to leave the paved shoulder, according to police. Singh said the trailer followed, and when he tried to correct, the trailer overturned and disconnected from the truck, police said.

According to police, evidence on the roadway suggested a slow drift off the shoulder rather than an abrupt swerve.

About 200 feet of roadway barrier was demolished by the collision, police said.

Over 100 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled across the roadway, according to police. Roughly 4 gallons of oil were also spilled.

No injuries were reported, police said.

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